SOLVED: I know it's a bleeding heart, but what variety?

Kerrville, TX

Hello! I'm really in a bind here, and then I found this wonderful website! I'm a professional photographer, and I love flowers and gardens, but I am horrible at identifying things. I know that this is some sort of bleeding heart, but I need to know exactly what kind so I can label it. I've got a few flowers that I don't know about, but I'll let you try your hand at this one first! If you happen to know the scientific name I would really appreciate it!


Thumbnail by Rozilynn
Palmyra, VA(Zone 7a)

Clerodendrum Thomsoniae "Bleeding Heart Vine" ??

Compare it to a pic at

There is also a red variety

This message was edited Friday, Jun 15th 1:09 PM

Kerrville, TX

That's it! Wow! How the heck did you find that? I've been searching for WEEKS!

Thanks Tim!

Rozilynn Mitchell

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

Great photo, Rozilyn... I have just common red bleeding heart, but now that I have seen your photo, I want one of those! Thanks.

(Zone 7a)

Do you grow that in Kerrville, TX?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!! Many down here have failed at bleeding hearts because of the heat. How did you do that?

Camilla, GA(Zone 8a)

I grow this in GA, so Texas should be able to.. I have it on a shaded part of my deck, and have to take it in for the winter..

Princeton, NJ(Zone 6a)

This is not the old fashioned bleeding heart that you may be thinking of (Dicentra spectabilis). This is a completely different plant correctly identifed by Tim and not even remotely related. It is subtropical thus should do well in the south in the warmer parts of zones 8 and all of zones 9 and 10. It is a vine but can be kept fairly compact by some judicious pinching and pruning. In the north, you will need to bring it in for the winter.

Kerrville, TX

Yeah, it's right here in Kerrville, and blooms like mad. I love it, and I didn't really think it was a traditional bleeding heart, but since that's what the nursery told me, I figured it was some hybrid... but obviously, it's not, I'm glad I was able to learn more about it, thanks for the comments you all!

Palmyra, VA(Zone 7a)

People grow them down here in Florida too.

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